the success of your last dinosaur theme park design and management by Dr. John
Hammond's dream to have the opportunity to complete. Jurassic Park: Operation
now in life most amazing theme park the world has ever seen allows to create.
With 3D action and sim elements of this operation gives birth in a two-player
games. Either build your own dinosaur theme park or 12 action-packed missions
that will test your gaming skills really are busy. Jurassic Park, Welcome to
the way you want.
park simulations are among the best-selling games on the PC market today. Their
popularity should come as no surprise, because these simulations can appeal to
such a broad audience--men, women, and children alike. What is surprising is
that almost all games based on the Jurassic Park license to date have been
action games, while the premise of the original movie was the creation of the
world's greatest zoological park. Universal Interactive has finally taken the
logical step with Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis, a strategy game that lets
players create and manage a dinosaur zoo. Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis is
an enjoyable game that should appeal to dinosaur buffs and park simulation fans
alike, thanks to its attractive graphics engine, unique features, and
surprising gameplay depth.
The game allows a very wide
field of view.
Genesis' 3D graphics engine does an excellent job of rendering the lush terrain
of a tropical island. The dinosaur models are very detailed, allowing players
who have even a passing knowledge of paleontology to immediately spot the
differences between similar-looking dinosaurs such as the brachiosaurus and the
camarasaurus (also known as the brontosaurus). The models are also scaled
accurately--small velociraptors are dwarfed by the much larger tyrannosaurs,
for instance. Weather effects like rain, wind, lightning, and tornadoes add to
the overall effect. The engine lets you rotate your view in any direction and
also has a wide range of zoom, so you can get in close to examine individual
dinosaurs, or get a much wider view to manage your park comfortably. Though
Operation Genesis also has special effects like reflective water, we found that
the game had a tendency to lock up with the more advanced graphics settings
turned on. Fortunately, the game still looks good even at a medium level of
detail, though the game's dinosaur animations still aren't particularly smooth.
Genesis sounds almost as good as it looks. Each of the game's dinosaurs lets
out different types of noises, depending on whether it's playing, hunting,
sick, or frightened. Your park advisors provide some audio cues, and they even
visually resemble the actors from the original movie (though their voices are
provided by stand-ins). The in-game music is the very same score written by
John Williams for the original Jurassic Park film. Williams' songs do
contribute to the game's atmosphere, but die-hard fans of Mr. Williams' music
may be disappointed to find that the game doesn't use CD-quality recordings of
Genesis' interface is probably its weakest aspect. The game's mouse control is
imprecise, so you'll sometimes click on the wrong button. Also, the game
provides no way to cycle between the different dinosaurs in your zoo, which can
make trying to keep track of them more annoying than it should be.
out larger dinosaurs is easy because they're so large, but some of the smaller
ones like velociraptors can be hard to spot from a zoomed-out view. Thankfully,
you can see the location of all your dinosaurs on the game's minimap, but the
game probably could've benefited from a "cycle to next dinosaur"
button. The game's interface also has no quick buttons to bring up your park
map, so if you spend most of your time controlling the game with your mouse,
you'll have to reach back to your keyboard and hit the Tab key to bring up this
not select anything before entering one of the following codes. The codes will
not work with an item selected.
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Where's The Money?:
L + R, Down during game play. Your finances will be reduced to zero.
Alternately, press L, R, L, R, Down(2) during game play.
L + Up, L + Down during game play. $10,000 will be added to your total
Lots Of Money:
L, Right(2), L, R, Down during game play. $250,000 will be added to your total
L + R + Down, L + R + Down during game play. The market will now be instantly
restocked with fossils. Alternately, press Down, L, R, Down during game play.
To The Public:
Left, Down, Right, Up, L + R, L + R during game play. You can now select your
three digsites without the required stars.
Right, L, Up, L(2), Down during game play. Your park rating will increase by
L, R, Down(2), L, Right during game play. Your park will have a three star
L + R and repeatedly tap Up during game play. Dinosaurs will no longer get
the PAL version of the game, press Up(2), R, L, Up(2) during game play.
enable the "All Research" code, or research the following: all
vaccines, glowing egg.
Down, Up, Down, Left, R(3) during game play. Your dinosaurs will become
L(3), Left(3) during game play. All carnivores will become stressed.
L, Left, Up, Left, Up, Left, L during game play. Rampages will no longer occur.
L + R and repeatedly tap Up, Down, Up, Down during game play. One of your
safari cars will blow up. Alternately, press R, L, Up, Down, Up, Down during
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